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cecil30-30

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I have inherited a older mod remington 1100 20 ga 2 3/4 inch with a fixed improved cylinder barrel. It has a scope mount and a scope on it. I was wondering what kind of accuracy should I expect out of a scoped smooth bore barrel? I have no shotgun slug experience. Im going to leave it as is since I already have a remington 1100 20.
 

iowavf

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My mossberg has a smooth barrel and using Brenneke slugs it was very accurate at 100 and inside an 8" circle at 150 just about every time. I used a red dot for the scope.
 

cecil30-30

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Never killed a deer with a slug gun before. My intrest is peaked. Im going to get a few different slugs and see what it will do. That is if I can find any.
 

Hunter 257W

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I tried slugs in my Mossberg 8 shot riot gun years ago. Even put a Leupold 2 1/2X fixed scope on it. Accuracy was too discouraging to use so bought an In-Line muzzle loader instead since those were the two weapon choices for the WMA I want to deer hunt. Now I certainly didn't do an exhaustive testing of all the slugs available at the time so obviously I never found the best accuracy my gun was capable of. For sure a lot of hunters used slugs in smooth bore guns for years and killed deer with them.

Funny story as to the eventual "home" my Leupold 2 1/2X scope found. When I bought one of the tiny 22 rimfire Chipmunk rifles for my daughter I was thinking of putting a scope on it and saw that Leupold laying unused so it's been on that little rifle for about 13 years now. I told her that her Chipmunk probably had the most expensive scope on it of any kid 22 in the country. :)
 

RUGER

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Uggg brings back alot of memories of hunting deer in Weakley County when rifles were legal everywhere except here.

Killed my first deer with a 20 gauge slug out of a Winchester model 37A.

Lucky doesn't even begin to describe how I killed it. :D
 
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